Brad Dutz

Independent

Brad Dutz

About

Paiste Artist Since
January 1988

Nationality
United States

Main Affiliation
Independent

„I have been an endorsee for PAISTE cymbals and sounds since 1987. After 33 years I am constantly amazed at the innovative concept, design, and quality of their unique musical instruments. Every year the sound objects PAISTE produce inspire me to be more creative and musical each time I perform recording or at live venues.“

Setup

Brad Dutz

Cymbals listed from left to right

8" Signature Bell (discontinued)
14" PST X Swiss Flanger Stack
9" Signature Traditionals Thin Splash (discontinued)
18" Giant Beat «Multifunction»
8" 2002 Accent Cymbal
11" Signature Traditionals Thin Splash (discontinued)
10" PST X Pure Bell
12"/16" Noise Works Trash Set (discontinued)
12" 2002 Flanger Splash (discontinued)
14" 2002 Flanger Splash (discontinued)
14" PST X Swiss Flanger Stack
10" RUDE Splash
10" RUDE Splash
10" Signature Micro Hats (discontinued)
8" PST X Splash Stack Bottom (regular)
20" Masters Dark Ride
10" 2002 Mega Bell
12" RUDE Shred Bell

Videos & Pics

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Biography

Brad started to study music at age seven. After high school he studied at the University of North Texas and Berklee college of music. In 1982 he moved to Los Angeles and began free-lancing untill 1984 when he joined Maynard Ferguson and toured around the country. Beside his ten solo CDs - NINE NEDS, KRIN, CAMELS, RAILROADS, GRILL, MAKING ICE, OBLITERATION quartet, MY BONGO, JOHN HOLMES- BRAD DUTZ duos and the first BRAD DUTZ c.d. he has co-produced twelve others and played as a sideman for 210 titles. In 1995 Warner Brothers and Interworld selected Brad to do eight video tapes for beginners entitled HAVE FUN PLAYING HAND DRUMS. He can be heard on TV shows KING OF THE HILL, FAMILY GUY, AMERICAN DAD, ENTERPRISE and FIREFLY. Some of the movies that Brad has played on are PRINCE OF EGYPT, SYRIANA, HILDAGO, RUGRATS GO WILD,STAR TREK 5, OCEAN’S ELEVEN , ANCHORMAN, HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE ,TRANSFORMERS, RUSH HOUR 3, RUN DOWN and I SPY. IMAX films : MYSTERIES OF EGYPT, MT. KILAMANJARO , AMAZON, and ISLAND of SHARKS. In addition to playing mallets, hand percussion is his specialty. He has studied many instruments; congas, berimbau, bata, bodhran, bones, pandiero, djembe, tabla, kanjira, doumbec, riq, and others. While recording CDs for artists like ALANIS MORRISETTE, KISS, WILLIE NELSON, MICHAEL WOLFF, TRIBAL TECH, DAVID BENOIT,RICK BRAUN, VINNY GOLIA, LEE ANN RYHMES, MITCH FORMAN, TERENCE TRENT DARBY, RICKIE LEE JONES, HANDS’ONSEMBLE and even actors JEFF BRIDGES and RONNY COX, Brad tries to bring the strangest percussion instruments he has to the session to create a unique sound . Every year he travels to colleges and stores to do clinics and concerts on hand percussion and mallets. Since becoming a member of the part-time faculty of Cal State Long Beach eight years ago Brad has finished three books, “Practicing music on hand percussion”, “Manipulations in time” and “Duos,Trios,and Quartets for percussion”. In 2002 his Obliteration quartet was the subject of a documentary film.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 20", 22"
    Volume: Soft
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky, breathy. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a quick response. Very well crashable. Controllable, peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash. A ride cymbal that can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and flourish in other styles such as blues or country music.

  • Sounds
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    Sizes: 9", 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Warm, bright, calm, pure. Narrow range, clean mix. Fairly hard, direct feel. Clear ping over a warm, long, calm bell sound. Thick aluminum instrument with a specific sound character for percussive effects. Very well-suited for mallet use.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Earthy, warm, dry, washy. Fairly narrow range, complex mix. Soft, giving and responsive feel. Depending on how aggressively you tighten the pair, they offer a range from dry, trashy hi-hat sounds to shattering, noisy-washy crash effects.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 10"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, full, high pitched, energetic. Wide range, complex mix. Strong feel, explosive, strong splash with quick response. A pair of these would make an excellent mini hi-hat.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 12", 14"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Shrill, metallic, very powerful, raw. Narrow range, fairly complex mix. Heavy feel. Aggressive, cutting attack with a throaty, slightly vibrating crash sound. Metallic, clear ping with a long wavering decay. A versatile effect cymbal and great alternative choice for unusual applications in various music styles.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 10"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Warm, bright, vibrating, piercing. Medium range, fairly clean mix. Hard, heavy and direct feel. Bright, piercing ping over a warm, powerful, glimmering bell sound. Versatile, heavy instrument for percussive effects.

  • Sounds
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    Sizes: 4", 6", 8"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, brilliant, warm. Narrow range, clean mix. Very responsive feel. Slightly shattering, explosive attack with warm, mellow bell-like fade. Features an exotic feeling, very dominant center tone with soft, swirling over- and undertones. Available individually, as pairs with straps, or strung up pairs. Could also be used as very unusual mini hats or mounted upside down over a ride bell.

  • Sounds